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St. John of God Large Gold Filled Medal - 1in. x 3/4in.

Item Number: 80337

Catalog Code: 7112GF/24G

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John of God Large Gold Filled Medal

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This St. John of God Large Gold Filled Medal measures 1in. x 3/4in. The medal comes with a 24in. gold plated chain in a gray velvet gift box.

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1"  (2.54 cm) x 0 3/4"  (1.90 cm)
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St. John of God

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/08


Patron Of: Bookbinders, Hospital Workers, Hospitals, Nurses, Firefighters, Publishers, Booksellers, Printers, Alcoholics, Against Sickness, Dying People, Heart Patients, Sick People, Bodily Ills

Also known as
    Juan de Dios

Memorial
    8 March

Profile
    Grew up working as a shepherd in Castile. He led a misspent a wild youth, and travelled over much of Europe and north Africa as a soldier in the army of Charles V, and as a mercenary. Fought through a brief period of insanity. Peddled religious books and pictures in Gibraltar, though without any religious conviction himself. In his 40's he received a vision of the Infant Jesus who called him John of God. To make up for the misery he had caused as a soldier, he left the military, rented a house in Granada, Spain, and began caring for the sick, poor, homeless and unwanted. He gave what he had, begged for those who couldn't, carried those who could not move on their own, and converted both his patients and those who saw him work with them. Friend of Saint John of Avila, on whom he tried to model his life. John founded the Order of Charity and the Order of Hospitallers of Saint John of God.

Born
    8 March 1495 at Montemoro Novo, Evora, Portugal

Died
    died on 8 March 1550 at Granada, Spain while praying before a crucifix from a illness contracted while saving a drowning man; relics at Granada

Name Meaning
    God is gracious; gift of God

Beatified
    21 September 1630 by Pope Urban VIII

Canonized
    16 October 1690 by Pope Alexander VIII

Name Meaning
    God is gracious (= John)

Patronage
    against sickness
    alcoholics
    alcoholism
    bodily ills
    bookbinders
    booksellers
    dying people
    firefighters
    heart patients
    hospitals
    hospital workers
    nurses
    publishers
    printers
    sick people
    Tultepec, Mexico



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